St. Martin’s grade 5 and 6 students all participate in an academy program that offers our students curriculum based in highly engaging activities.
- Recreation and Leadership Academy—leadership and skill development based on physical health, sport and wellness.
- Fine Arts Academy— development of skills in the arts—visual, drama, music.
- Digital Design and Communication Academy—development of skills in communication and design using a verity of digitally based activities.
St. Martins’s School offers students a cutting edge Catholic education with highly engaging academic programs and diverse option course, including a Junior University.
Through our Junior University classes for grades 2-4 we are utilizing some of Daniel Pink’s motivation theory to promote student learning. By having students choose their courses, we are providing them with autonomy over their learning. And through the classes that they do take for two or three Fridays in a row, our students are offered an opportunity to develop mastery in a skill different from their peers. The final element of Junior University is to help students connect their learning to the world beyond the school. Beyond increased motivation in our students, we have observed another fantastic benefit – through these cross graded classes some of our students are developing new relationships with other students they wouldn’t normally interact with.
Students are offered a variety of digitally based learning activities using a variety of devices, including computers, Chromebooks, iPads, a video suite and a 3D printer.
Students in our school have many ways to become active citizens, living the teachings of Jesus. St. Martins offers a variety of sports teams, a student government, student led assemblies and a number of student directed services in our school: including a store, a bank, a newscast, and special events.
St. Martin’s also offers French as a Second Language beginning in grade 1 as well as an excellent music program that is enhance by an “artist in residence”. All of our programs are research based and have demonstrated increased learning for students.
Home Reading Program
St. Martin’s Catholic School (St. Martin’s) resides within the family of Elk Island Catholic Schools (EICS) and is part of Alberta's publicly-funded education system. Located in Vegreville, St. Martin’s is an active and vibrant school community, providing 21st century, quality Catholic education for students in Kindergarten to Grade 6.
St. Martin’s programs are designed to meet students’ needs and help them become outstanding members of our society and faith. Our dedicated staff foster feelings of individual self-worth and respect in a caring, safe and healthy environment enabling students develop to their full potential.